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2 wing commanders killed in aircraft crash

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Two Indian Air Force pilots who were Wing Commander-rank officers were killed after the microlight aircraft crashed in which they were travelling in Majuli region area in Assam's today.

The accident took place around afternoon when the pilots took off from Jorhat's airport, also known as Rworiah airport, senior officials said.

According to reports, the area where the aircraft was crashed was about 20 km away, at Majuli island, which is counted among the world's biggest river island.

A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to ascertain the cause of the accident.

The Indian Air Force maintains several smaller aircraft including microlight planes as part of an adventure cell.

(With agency inputs)

Florida Shooting

Ex-student fired, 17 killed in Florida high school

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Law enforcement officials said on Thursday that nearly 17 people including students were killed after a former student Nicolas Cruz opened fire at a Florida high school. Reports have not confirmed the number of victim students.

Cruz, 19 has been taken into custody who was a former student of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, where the shooting took place. The FBI is assisting local officials in the investigation.

"We already began to dissect his websites and social media that Nicolas Cruz was on... Some of the things that come to mind are very, very disturbing. We have taken him in custody," Broward County Sheriff Scott Israel told reporters at a news conference in Florida.

Israel said Cruz got expelled from the school for disciplinary reasons and the accused had countless magazines, he added.

"At this point, we believe he had one AR-15 rifle. I don't know if he had a second one," the sheriff said in response to a question. The suspect was treated and released to the police.

The student, a ninth grader, sustained minor injuries as he was hit by splinters. He is being treated at a hospital.

"This is a sad day for the country and the community. We all Indian-Americans are praying for the victims," Shekar Reddy, whose friend's son was among those injured in the mass shooting, told PTI.

Authorities said several victims were being treated in the hospital. Three of them are in critical conditions and another three in stable condition.

"My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school," President Donald Trump said in a tweet.

He spoke with the Florida Governor and other top officials and was seeking frequent updates on the tragic incident.

(With agency inputs)

Hafiz Saeed

Will challenge govt’s illegal action: Hafi Saeed

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"This act will hamper our relief operations in several places"

Furious mastermind behind 2008 Mumbai attack, Hafiz Saeed to said that he will challenge government for taking illegal action in court of law right after Pakistan launched a crackdown on several facilities run by him.

Under pressure to act against banned groups, Pakistan has taken control over seminary and four dispensaries run by Saeed-linked Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD) and Falah-i-Insaniat Foundation (FIF).

"After detaining me for 10 months without on the base of no legal ground, the government has now issued a notification regarding taking over our schools, dispensaries, ambulances and other assets. This act will hamper our relief operations in Punjab, Balochistan, Sindh, Azad Kashmir and northern areas," Saeed said.

According to the interior ministry notification, "the federal government is pleased to direct that requisite actions with regard to freezing and taking over of assets (movable, immovable and human resource) associated with JuD and FIF shall be taken in pursuance of Ordinance No II of 2018."

The notification issuance date is February 10.

Punjab Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah has also said that on the interior ministry's directions, Hafiz Saeed and his charities have been banned to operate in Pakistan and the government have already started taking over all the facilities, offices, schools, dispensaries and seminaries that belong to the JuD and FIF.

In a message to his workers, Saeed appealed for calm and asked them not give any violent reaction to the government action against their charities.

"This is the most difficult time but the workers must remain peaceful. The rulers are acting like more loyal than a king. India never bothered to implement UN resolutions on Kashmir but our rulers have got passed the president ordinance to take action against patriotic organisations like JuD and FIF," he said.

Saeed said the Pakistani government is "taking extreme action against us" to please America and India.

"We will fight our case in court against this illegal action," said Saeed, who heads the charity JuD, believed to be a front for Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror group.

Pakistan has come under intense pressure to rein in terror groups after US President Donald Trump accused the country of harbouring terrorists and suspended nearly USD 2 billion in security assistance to it.

(With agency input)

AP Namo

PM to inaugurate Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre in AP today

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The Prime Minister Narendra Modi has made a one-day visit to Arunachal Pradesh today for inaugurating the newly constructed Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre, as per his tweet on Thursday.

“Happy to be visiting Arunachal Pradesh today. At a programme in Itanagar, the Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre will be inaugurated. This Centre is expected to become a significant landmark of Itanagar.”

The inaugural will be happening in Itanagar and according to the Centre, it is anticipated that this is to become a significant landmark of the city.

As per his another tweet, he mentioned that he will also dedicate the state civil Secretariat Building to the nation and lay the foundation stone of the Academic Block of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science.

“In Arunachal Pradesh, I will also dedicate the State Civil Secretariat Building to the nation and lay the Foundation Stone of the Academic Block of the Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science”

Rahul Seeks Sorry From RSS

Rahul seeks RSS' apology for insulting remark on Indian Army

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Congress president Rahul Gandhi slammed RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat and asked RSS’ sorry for his remark saying, our party can do in 3 days what Indian army does in 7 months.

Rahul called it an insult for armymen who have fought for the nation and the disrespect to the dedicated freedom fighters in Indian army.

RSS sanghsarchalak Chief Mohan Bhagwat claimed that his outfit can prepare an "army" within three days, Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Monday took to Twitter seeking RSS' apology to the country. In his tweet, Rahul said that Bhagwat's speech was an insult to every Indian as it disrespects those who had laid down their lives for the country. He also added that Bhagwat's statement insulted the National Flag and every soldier who salutes it.

Rahul signed off with the hashtag #ApologiseRSS, indicating that the Congress would be seeking Bhagwat's apology over the remark.

Bhagwat on Sunday had said the organisation has the ability to prepare an "army" to fight for the country within three days, if such a situation arises. The RSS chief said this while addressing the workers at a zilla school ground on the last day of his six-day visit of Muzaffarpur.

"Sangh will prepare military personnel within three days which the army would do in six to seven months. This is our capability. Swayamsewak will be ready to take on the front if the country faces such a situation and Constitution permits to do so," Bhagwat said.

Sangh is neither a military nor a para military organisation, rather it is like a "parivarik sangathan" (family organisation) where discipline is practised like the army, he said adding that workers are always happily ready to make the supreme sacrifice for their country.

(With agency inputs)